Just signed this beauty off ready for the pressing plant. A re-issue of the “Infamy” album by “The Sharks”. This great album has just been made even better by the addition of extra tracks and remixes. Anybody who knows anything about psychobilly knows this band were there at the birth of psychobilly (if not before) and, I think it’s fair to say, cast the die for what is considered the British psychobilly style both in terms of sound and fashion. Songs like “Take a razor to your head” on Nervous Records epitomised everything generally associated with the genre probably more so than the bass guitar, punky sound of bands like The Meteors, The Cramps and King Kurt who are often cited as the origins of the style from around the same time.
I have just been repackaging this classic EP from “The Sharks” for a re-release on the Trophy record label on 45RPM vinyl. I remember getting the “Phantom Rockers” LP from Andy’s Records back in the day and it was the first time I’d come across the style that I have called psychobilly ever since. Yes, there was The Meteors and Cramps but the whole headshaving, ripped jeans super fast bass slapping thing was just an awesome modification to the whole rock ‘n’ roll thing I already loved. Another fine release to be involved with
Back and front of another 10″ psychobilly vinyl packaging job off to the pressing plant. This one is remastered vintage tracks from psychobilly pioneers “The Sharks” and features amazing cover art Paskal Millet, previously unpublished photos on the cover and sleeve notes by Craig Brackenridge. Oh yeah and is being pressed on red vinyl.
New CD packaging now off to the pressing plant. The second compilation in the 21st Century Psychobillies series from Western Star. Featuring the lovely Rebecca Chip Chipperfield on the cover